It would be an understatement to say that 2020 and 2021 has been a challenging time for most all of us. The added stress and uncertainty of a pandemic has resulted in many more individuals and families seeking psychotherapeutic support. The pandemic has also prompted mental health professionals to re-examine how services are provided and to explore new options and opportunities. While telephonic therapy has been around for as long as there have been telephones, it has often been viewed as a last resort when in-person therapy isn’t available. However, over the past several years, and especially since the COVID pandemic, the availability of live video tools has dramatically changed how psychotherapy and other counselling services are being rendered.
There has been a great deal of research examining the efficacy of live video therapy and showing that video therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy, with clients reporting high levels of satisfaction with treatment. As a therapist, I have come to see live video therapy as having many advantages over my more traditional in-office work:
Of course, there will be some clients and conditions that are not well-suited to live online therapy (Borderline personality, thought disorders, suicidality, children) and for those clients I directing them to other clinicians, however, it appears that most clients can, have been, and continue to be well-served by this medium. Bottomline, my goal is to provide live video therapeutic services to my clients’, thereby increasing their access to my services and to be better able to serve their needs. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding my services.